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      New V60 on the way... (pics added)

      G’day from Down Under.

      Long-time lurker, first-time poster.

      About two weeks off picking up my first Volvo. Been close a couple of times but really feel like Volvo got their stuff together on the new V60.

      On the way is a MY20 V60 T5 AWD Inscription in Denim Blue, with Blond/Blond/Charcoal leather interior. Coming with the “Lifestyle” pack which includes panoramic roof, Harman Kardon audio and factory tinted rear glass.

      Besides the T8-spec, all Aussie V60s are all T5 AWD with the R-Design getting a bit of a boost.

      Went the Inscription as it has lots of goodies as standard besides the beautiful exterior spec., including (in no particular order) stitched dash, driftwood trim, 360 camera, HUD, bending lights, 4-zone climate, heated seats, cushion extensions, memory seats for driver and passenger, 19” wheels, upgraded interior lighting. This is all above and beyond the pretty good spec of the Momentum.

      Before anybody whinges about no pics, it has been in storage at an interstate dealer-chain and is being trucked 1000kms (metric here, no conversions) to my local dealer who gave a price I couldn’t refuse.

      For various reasons bought this later than I hoped but just as well as Volvo moved to 5-year warranty in April and got complimentary 3-year service plan as a corporate customer on a 4 year lease.

      Pretty stoked and looking forward to being part of the Swedespeed community.
      Last edited by madder; 06-25-2020 at 03:28 PM.
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      Congratulations! Post pics when you have the V60

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      Congratulations and super set up
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      Congrats. Hating you a bit for being able to get an AWD 2020 V60. Only way to get that in the States is in a Cross Country.

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      Congratulations - I really would have loved that driftwood trim in my Cross Country as it was one of the things in the Pros column when comparing it to the XC40 Inscription.
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      Thank you all. Will post pics as soon as I can.

      MDicnMan: OK to hate on me, Volvo Aus made a good call on including AWD, knowing that these would be a bit niche. Not much choice here if you want an AWD wagon. Like US, it's saturated with SUVs. First time I saw a V90 here it was a revelation but very exy. and only in diesel CC. The non-CC V60 really nails it for me.

      nickjs1984: Really like the driftwood but didn't expect I was going to be able to afford the Inscription but got a very good deal. Was looking at XC40 RD but the V60 suits me so much better as a great commuter during the week and a fantastic family weekender, with a great space behind for our black lab.
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      Definitely looking forward to seeing it! How's the B180? That's a forbidden car in our market, anyway and seems like it would be a nicer answer to something like a Honda Fit

      Quote Originally Posted by madder View Post
      nickjs1984: Really like the driftwood but didn't expect I was going to be able to afford the Inscription but got a very good deal. Was looking at XC40 RD but the V60 suits me so much better as a great commuter during the week and a fantastic family weekender, with a great space behind for our black lab.
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      Quote Originally Posted by nickjs1984 View Post
      Definitely looking forward to seeing it! How's the B180? That's a forbidden car in our market, anyway and seems like it would be a nicer answer to something like a Honda Fit
      The B180 is a cracker little car. Just came off lease but have re-financed it for another 4 years. My wife's daily driver and she loves it. While it's the detuned 1.6t it spins really freely and is geared well for town so is pretty zippy. Was low km driven by Merc staff. Came with panoramic sunroof, Harman Kardon, LED lights all round, AMG kit including 18" AMG alloys and sports suspension, standard white but looks good with the black window surrounds and dark tint..

      Also checked out the A-class at the time but the B has more rear-seat space than the C and the A only has front sunroof and less glass so very claustrophobic in the back. The B is really airy, with great visibility, same wheelbase and length as the A and only 30kg heavier. Also got nice wood trimmed dash.

      Recently test drove a MY20 Merc GLC and both my wife and I found it disappointingly plasticky. Even the centre console wood trim felt hollow and unsubstantial. Alot of show but not all it is made out to be. Really cemented getting the V60. The Volvo is less showy in many ways but well executed where it counts.

      The B is often our weekend get-away car and is a bit noisy on the highway on 40-profile run-flats and sports suspension. The V60 has the same profile rubber on the 19"s but standard suspension. Expect it will be a little less tiring on long journeys, though maybe not as compliant as the Saab which is an amazing tourer but now 12 years old.
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      Interesting. I know we will never, ever, ever have them here, but the A and B-Class Mercedes offerings have always been really compelling to me. As well as Audi’s A3 sportback (I owned a 2009, but we only got it here in the next generation as the hybrid for three model years) and BMW’s 1/2 series hatch. I’m glad you’re enjoying the B180 enough to keep it on for a few more years! I don’t doubt that you’ll find the Volvo to be an incredibly deft weekend roadtrip steed. I regularly did 8 hour drives to/from Maryland (every other weekend for two years) and always felt like I did about a quarter of that distance when getting out of the car in my former S60. If the pandemic lets us get more mobile again soon, I fully expect the V60 CC to be even better on the long haul.
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      Picked up yesterday, dealer pics to start with...



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      I love it - congrats on taking delivery and more pictures, please!

      Quote Originally Posted by madder View Post
      Picked up yesterday, dealer pics to start with...
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      OK. Home at the city pad...


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      nice ride!
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      Thank you! Country home... in it’s element.

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      You're brave -- parking it on the street with that curb!

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      Quote Originally Posted by calkenneth View Post
      You're brave -- parking it on the street with that curb!
      Well spotted! You’re right there. Claimed many a rim.

      That’s why I made sure I got the 360deg. camera which includes the side cameras in the wing mirrors. Perfect distance every time!
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